The Alliance for Affordable Energy has a wonderful group of dedicated members and supporters that server as our Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
Sandra Cabrina Jenkins
T. Seung Hong
Previously, Jacquelyn worked for Clean Energy Solutions, Inc., as a senior consultant developing innovative financing strategies for energy efficiency and creating community-utility partnerships for the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance under the Department of Energy BetterBuildings Program.Jacquelyn also worked for Rebuilding Together, a national non-profit with affiliates in over 200 communities in the United States providing free home repair to low-income homeowners. As an Americorps VISTA, she supported the launch of Rebuilding Together’s response to Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast.Jacquelyn holds a Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College. She is also a board member of the transit policy and advocacy organization Ride New Orleans and a co-founder of the sustainable landscaping company Goats of Progress.
Previously, she served as Chief of the Community Redevelopment Agency and supervised a Brownfields Program for Escambia County in Pensacola, Florida for nearly six years. Her commitment to building sustainable communities began about twenty years ago when she moved to Florida and, as an academic sociologist working on her Ph.D. dissertation, co-authored and published cross-national research on the “Social Origins of Environmental Damage.” Jodie has been a member of the Alliance since 2009 and is a current member of NAR, the Louisiana REALTOR Association, and NOMAR.
From March 2011 to August 2013, Ms. Riccardo served as the New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) Transformation Manager, overseeing the Department’s transition from a historical focus on direct primary care to a top-performing local health department, capable of addressing modern health challenges at the population level. Ms. Riccardo led a variety of initiatives to establish organizational capacity, laying the foundation and supporting the development of new department programs in community health, violence prevention, nutritional and physical fitness (Fit NOLA), emergency preparedness, and performance improvement.
Prior to joining the NOHD team, she consulted at the federal level in Washington, DC for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Energy, and Department of Veterans Affairs in the areas of program management, organizational change, financial management, strategic planning, performance evaluation, and workforce planning.